Touraine Organic Rouge

Loire

Domaine de La Brossette

Domaine La Brossette is a certified organic estate located in Touraine and owned...

by the Delaunay family. There are three hectares of organic vineyards, planted with Gamay and Cabernet Franc, for producing a pale rosé and a red.

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Vineyards

Domaine de La Brossette is situated on the bank of the Cher Valley, 50 kilometres east of Tours near the famous Château de Chenonceau. The soil is clay and silex (a mixture of flint and sand) and the pruning method is simple Guyot. It is a small, three hectare estate which is Certified Organic.

Vintage Information

The 2015 vintage was very promising across the Loire region, with the same warm, dry summer that many other French regions enjoyed. The fine conditions resulted in good yields of healthy, concentrated grapes.

Vinification

Semi-carbonic maceration took place with individual grapes over a period of eight days. Alcoholic fermentation then took place between 25-28°C. The grapes were pressed with a pneumatic press and malolactic fermentation occurred at 22°C before blending and ageing on fine lees.

Tasting Notes

Bright ruby-red in colour. The nose opens with fragrances of fresh red fruits, accompanied by chalky mineral fragrances. The palate is beautifully balanced, with silky tannins, a supple texture and bright, precise fruit.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2015
Grape varieties 50% Cabernet Franc
50% Gamay
Region Loire
Winemaker Marie and Thierry Delaunay
Alcohol (ABV) 13%
Acidity 5.69g/l
Residual Sugar 4g/l
Wine pH 3.6